Administering System Center Configuration Manager & Intune

Introduction

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice configuring and managing clients and devices by using Microsoft System Center v1511 Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, and their associated site systems. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage software, client health, hardware and software inventory, applications, and integration with Intune. You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20695C, also helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps. 
 

Audience

This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs). EDAs deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses, or intends to use, the latest release of Configuration Manager and Intune to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications. By using Configuration Manager with Intune, EDAs also can support either domain-joined or non-domain-joined Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobile-device management, and secure data access on common operating-system platforms, such as Windows, Windows Phone, Apple iOS, and Android.

 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants should have:

  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computer
  • Basic concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) security
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
  • Basic understanding of the configuration options for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile device platforms
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012R2 and Windows 10

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to know:

  • Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment
  • Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client
  • Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering
  • Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments
  • Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems
  • Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages
  • Use Configuration Manager to implement Endpoint Protection.
  • Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure cmpliance settings and data access for users and devices
  • Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager
  • Manage mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune
  • Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site

Course outline

Module 1: Managing Desktops and Devices in the Enterprise
Module 2: Preparing the Infrastructure to Support Desktop and Device Management
Module 3: Deploying and Managing the Configuration Manager Client
Module 4: Managing Inventory for PCs and Applications
Module 5: Distributing and Managing Content Used for Deployments
Module 6: Deploying and Managing Applications
Module 7: Managing Mobile Devices by Integrating Windows Intune with Configuration Manager
Module 8: Maintaining Software Updates for Managed PCs
Module 9: Implementing Endpoint Protection for Managed PCs
Module 10: Managing Compliance and Secure Data Access
Module 11: Managing Client Status, Power Management, and Remote Administration
Module 12: Maintaining Configuration Manager Sites And Site Systems